Copyright and Intellectual Property Law

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Intellectual property rights, very broadly, are rights granted to creators and owners of works that are the result of human intellectual creativity.  The main intellectual property rights are: copyright, patents, trade marks, design rights, protection from passing off, and the protection of confidential information.

JISC Legal offers sector specific guidance and detailed publications to assist you in this area of law.  We also provide a varied range of FAQs with relevant examples and useful recommended links to other resources.  You can access these below.

 

 

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Trade Secrets and Confidential Business Information

A proposed new directive is intended to ensure that confidential information is adequately protected EU wide.

New Regulation for Collecting Societies Comes into Force

The Copyright (Regulation of Relevant Licensing Bodies) Regulations 2014 came into force on the 6 April 2014.

EU Directive Collective Rights Management

The EU Directive on the collective management of copyright and multi-territorial licensing of online music has been published in the Official Journal of the European Union.  

Copyright Education Exceptions to be Changed

Changes to education relevant copyright law to come into force on 1 June 2014.

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